My husband is not a fan of B&Bs and older properties, so I was a bit hesitant booking this for the last 2 nights of our vacation on the way back from Quebec City. We stayed in room 599, a suite on the 2nd floor of the Porter Mansion. It turned out to be quite pleasant....large bathroom with an awesome shower and good water pressure and a nice sized sitting room off the bedroom that had a sink and small fridge. Although it was only a double bed, it was quite comfortable. There was another "public" sitting room outside the suite which nobody else used, so we had a lot of privacy. Also liked the free parking in the back (after paying $20/day in Quebec City!) The front porch was nice, and we enjoyed being able to walk downtown as well.
A couple of cautions: there's a church directly across the street that has very loud bells that chime the number of times for the hour every hour on the hour. We had our windows open, so were awakened several times during the night by those! Secondly, we were unimpressed with the buffet breakfast and would have preferred having an option to order something fresh from the menu (which was not offered). Thankfully, there are several cafes within walking distance with fresh coffee and baked goods. We'd also recommend Jackson's by the River downtown for dinner.....great food, service and atmosphere. Also we enjoyed visiting the UVM Morgan Horse Farm, which is only 2 miles away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Vermont Lodging - Enjoy warm Vermont hospitality in the heart of Middlebury, a vibrant college town with classic New England character. Welcoming travelers since 1827, the Middlebury Inn offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic historic charm. Centrally located between Burlington and Rutland, and convenient to so many of Vermont's attractions, our historic Middlebury, Vermont hotel is perfect for that pampered fresh-air getaway, a family reunion, a base for leaf peeping, bike touring, hiking or cross country skiing, and also to host your organization's professionally managed retreat. Our town is surrounded by thousands of acres of the Green Mountain National Forest as well as numerous trails and back country roads which are ideal for biking, running, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Friendly Lake Dunmore and spectacular Lake Champlain are easy drives from the Inn. For downhill skiing, the family-friendly Middlebury College Snow Bowl is nearby and Sugarbush, Mad River, Killington, and Stowe are all within 40 miles of the Inn. ... more less
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